Alexandria Commission on Persons with Disabilities
The Alexandria Commission on Persons with Disabilities will present its annual awards at a reception co-hosted with the Mayor and City Council in the Vola Lawson Lobby at City Hall on Tuesday, June 28 at 5:30 p.m.
The Gerry Bertier Scholarship is a merit based scholarship to a City of Alexandria resident with a disability or to a student at a school located in the City of Alexandria who seeks post-secondary education.
The John Duty Collins III Outstanding Advocate Award recognizes an advocate for persons with disabilities and includes a $500 donation in the recipient’s name to an organization of the recipient’s choice that contributes to the promotion of equal opportunity for persons with disabilities.
Also, in conjunction with the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce, two Disability Awareness Awards will be presented. One to an Alexandria business that makes a commitment to promote positive awareness among its employees of the needs of customers with disabilities or otherwise makes special efforts to render its goods or services accessible to persons with disabilities and another to an Alexandria business that makes a commitment to hire persons with disabilities or aid employees with disabilities to further their careers.
All are welcome to attend. For additional information or reasonable accommodation, contact Miranda Branch at 703.746.3140 (Virginia Relay 711) or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Alexandria Commission on Persons with Disabilities
The Alexandria Commission on Persons with Disabilities (ACPD) is a 17 member volunteer resident at large body appointed by the Mayor and City Council to provide advice to the Mayor, City Council, and City Manager on policies, programs, and legislation affecting Alexandria's residents with physical and sensory disabilities.
Its mission is "to promote the rights of persons with disabilities by advocating for equality, dignity and independence through advising the community and advancing public awareness."
Through its Executive, standing, and ad hoc committees, the ACPD focuses its work on issues related to transportation, accessibility, housing, employment, and public awareness. The ACPD presents awards including the Gerry Bertier Scholarship and the John Duty Collins III Outstanding Advocate for Persons with Disabilities Award.
The ACPD meets at 7:00 p.m. on the second Wednesday of every month in the Chet and Sabra Avery Room 2000 at City Hall. The public is encouraged to attend. For more information or reasonable accommodations, contact Miranda Branch at 703.746.3140, Virginia Relay 711.
For further information about the responsibilities of this board or commission, or to apply to serve on this board or commission, contact Jackie Henderson or Gloria Sitton in the City Clerk's Office at 703.746.4550. Click here for board and commission vacancies.
Support the Alexandria Commission on Persons with Disabilities
We welcome donations to support our scholarships and other programs.